Monday, July 28, 2008

My Inspiration

A night at the bowling alley.

Pump It Up

One of Alivia's Easter Outfits

My Blue Eyes Princess

Alivia is the inspiration for all of my work. Alivia is my 2 year-old neice. I do not have children of my own, but love to spoil my sisters. After becomming suddenly ill in April of 2005, I suddenly needed to find something to do with all the time I had on my hands. I started out by making Alivia hairbows. She has a hairbow to match anything and everything you can think of. Shortly after starting to make the bows, I discovered that I loved to sew. So I started designing and making clothing for Alivia. My sister is a teacher, so when she would take Alivia to school functions the other teachers would ask where she got her outfits. After many request to start selling my clothing, I finally decided to give it a try; thus creating Dottie Stripe Layne. The name Dottie Stripe Layne came from my love of combining polka dots and stripes. The Layne part is named after Alivia. As with everything in my life, I give all the credit to God. Not only did God give me the ability to sew, He also gave me a second chance at life. With this chance I intend to do what I love and that is to design and make childrens clothing.

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